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Benjamin Lyons Farinholt
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Birth: May 26, 1839
Death: Dec. 24, 1919
West Point
King William County
Virginia, USA

Capt.,Co.E,53rd Va.Inf.Regt.;Col.,Va.Reserves-CSA
From The Library of Virginia:
Farinholt, Benjamin Lyons. Letters, 25 June 1864.
Accession 34830. 4 leaves and 4 photographs.
Photocopies and photographs.
Letters, 1864, of Benjamin Lyons Farinholt (1838-1919) containing a letter, 25 June 1864, to General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) informing him of a Confederate victory by troops under his command at the Battle of Staunton River Bridge fought 25 June 1864, and a reply, 16 July 1864, from Lee in which he congratulates Farinholt on his victory.
Also included is a photograph of Farinholt and typescripts of the letters.
Transcription of a diary, May-September 1862, and manuscript fragment, 1897, of Benjamin Lyons Farinholt (1838-1919), Lieutenant in the Army of Northern Virginia, recalling his service during the Peninsula campaign, 2nd Bull Run campaign, the Maryland campaign, and the battle of Gettysburg.
Also details garrison duty in Isle of Wight County and Suffolk, Virginia.
Convalescence in Staunton, Virginia, and imprisonment and escape from Johnson's Island, Ohio.
Transcribed by Selden Richardson.
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As per his obit in the Northern Neck News, He was born in Yorktown VA on May 26, 1839 and on Oct. 24, 1860 he married Miss Lelia M. Farinholt (his cousin)
He was survived by five daughters, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren., two sisters, Mrs. Clara Lumpkin of Ocean View and Mrs. J. R. F. Vaughan of King and Queen. and one brother, Wyatt Farinholt, also of King and Queen. HE was buried at the old family burying ground where his father and mother and his wife's father and mother were buried years ago.
(per marshabeny@gmail.com)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Lyons Farinholt (1799 - 1857)
  Anna Martha Virginia Pierce Farinholt (1811 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Lelia May Farinholt Farinholt (1842 - 1927)
 
 Children:
  May Farinholt Jones (1866 - 1940)*
  Lelia Farisholt Glocker (1875 - 1957)*
  Elizabeth Thurston Farinholt Bland (1880 - 1947)*
  Chrystal S Farinholt (1882 - 1924)*
 
 Sibling:
  Benjamin Lyons Farinholt (1839 - 1919)
  Wyatt W Farinholt (1851 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunny Slope Cemetery
West Point
King William County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Nov 19, 2004
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Benjamin Lyons Farinholt
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